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Students Win Cash at Hawk Tank Business Plan Contest

Fort Lewis College students and recent alumni tried to sell the judges on diamond infused hair products, dehydrated food and recycled paint during a “Shark Tank”-style business competition. The Hawk Tank competition, now in its second year, drew 25 teams who competed for cash to invest in their businesses. The competition is open to all

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Durango High School Team Goes to Go Code Colorado

An app developed by Durango High School students will go up against ideas developed by professionals during the state competition of the Go Code Colorado challenge. The challenge, now in its fourth year, invites coders to use state-collected data to build apps. This year, the challenge was to use the data to solve a problem

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IT is IN

Tired of waiting tables or suffering through a passionless job? Want to make $$$ and still have plenty of time to ski, bike, watch your children grow, and not be grumpy about cubicle life? While serving pints and pickles is noble, there’s another “server” industry that’s flooded the Animas Valley: computing. Research shows that within

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Announcing the 2017 SCAPE Companies!

AprèsActive is an outdoor adventure mixed reality software company – engaging technology, environment, and experiences. Toast Mobile Lounge is a mobile bar that travels to your parties or events with our unique set up and one of kind digital displays. We have Tips Certified bartenders that have 20 years experience and can craft any beverage

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Alliance Report – Essentials for Startups (Video)

Elizabeth Marsh knows something about starting a business: as Executive Director of the Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs, she has learned first hand what to do and what not to do when developing an idea into a profitable business. Hear what she has to say, in this interview with Roger Zalneraitis of the La

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Productivity analytics firm GitPrime names Prosper cofounder as president

GitPrime is bringing on a seasoned industry executive to help guide the company through the next stage of its growth. After two years of building out its productivity analytics product, GitPrime has hired Prosper cofounder John Witchel as its president. In this role, he’ll be responsible for partnerships and channel sales. Started by Ben Thompson

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Easton LaChappelle – Prosthetics Pioneer

At an age when he was expected to be picking out his prom outfit, young visionary Easton LaChappelle was daring to reinvent the prosthetics industry with Unlimited Tomorrow—his Robotics Engineering startup aimed at making life-changing technology accessible to those who need it most. Now 20 years old, Easton is turning the industry on its head

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Incubating Jobs in Durango (Video)

10 companies and 26 jobs have been created in southwest Colorado during the past two years, thanks in part to a local economic development program that helps entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality. Durango TV

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Hawk Tank: Fort Lewis College Business Plan Competition

Your fledgling business idea could earn you $5,000 in this year’s Hawk Tank Business Plan Competition hosted by the Fort Lewis College School of Business Administration and Office of Alumni Engagement. The competition is open to teams led by current FLC students and recent graduates*. Business plans in any industry are eligible for participation. Creating

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Startups to Watch: GitPrime

A growing number of cloud startups are looking to disrupt industries ranging from landscaping to video streaming. At Y Combinator’s semi-annual Demo Day event earlier this week, these four cloud companies piqued our interest. A total of 127 startups made their pitches before investors and journalists over the course of two days at the Computer

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